Full Time Job

MMJ / Reporter

Gray Television

Bowling Green, KY 11-12-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description

About WBKO:

WBKO Television is the dominant source for local news and entertainment in the Bowling Green area and operates the ABC, FOX and CW affiliates.

Nestled in the heart of South-Central Kentucky between Louisville and Nashville, WBKO is home to Emmy and AP award winning mentors. We offer employees flexibility to learn other jobs with the latest industry equipment and software; live news experience; and encouragement to volunteer in the community. Over the last 15 years, we have helped raise more than nine million dollars for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We also enjoy being a part of the community by engaging in activities including ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at Christmas, helping to promote United Way's Day of Caring, and jumping into icy cold water for Junior Achievement's Penguin Plunge.

Bowling Green is the fastest growing city in Kentucky and is ''geared for fun'' as the home of the Corvette, the Bowling Green Hot Rods baseball team, and countless caves and hiking trails ready to be explored! Mammoth Cave National Park, the world's longest known cave system, is also right down I-65. The arts scene is active in Bowling Green with the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) which brings in nationally known artists and productions.

WBKO works closely with Western Kentucky University by airing a weekly ''View from the Hill'' segment and covering its programs and Division I sports teams. WBKO is proud to serve our community and nurture our employees to grow professionally, be more community-oriented, and have fun in a family environment.

Job Summary/Description:

WBKO is seeking a multi-media journalist/reporter who loves to tell stories. You will be an integral part of the top news team in south-central Kentucky. From enterprising ideas, to breaking news, to polished and effective stories, we're seeking someone who's creative, digital savvy, aggressive, and not afraid to try new things. This position is ideal for someone starting their career. You bring the drive and determination - We bring the training and coaching!

What We Expect from You:
* Shoot, write, and edit compelling stories.
* Write stories for digital, social media platforms
* Develop and pitch unique, enterprise stories daily
* Participate in editorial discussions
* Present stories daily – either Live in the field or in the Studio
*** Please note, the primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the information listed above ***

What You Can Expect from Us:
* An inclusive team environment
* Mentorship and coaching
* Training and ongoing support
* Clear guidelines and communication from newsroom leadership
* Abilities to cross-train and learn other skills in the newsroom.
* Other duties, tasks and responsibilities may be assigned at any time.

* Strong writing background
* Knowledge on non-linear editing – we utilize Edius to edit our video, training will be provided
* Strong news judgment
* High-level understanding of journalist ethics
* Positive attitude, open to feedback and constructive criticism
* MVR check required

Come join our dynamic news team, go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopening, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, and references

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gk1vnq-34-239-154-240-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Gray Television

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.